International Education

British Council School

Calle Solano,5-7, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain

+34 91 337 3612

British Council School

School type Coeducational Day

Head of school Ms. Gillian Flaxman

Co-ed Age Range 3-18

Number of pupils 1,950

Curriculum UK, IGCSE, Natl, SAT

Language of Instruction English, Spanish

Average Class Size 22

Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:11 British Council School

The British Council School is the only school managed by the British Council in the world, and one of the most renowned bilingual schools in the country. We follow the British educational system intertwined with Spanish culture at both our sites. Our students are future citizens of the world, prepared to approach any challenge with a positive attitude.

Academic Excellence

We were the first British school established in Spain, now with over 70 years' experience. Our long-standing and continuing fine reputation and prestige are founded on our innovative spirit, our highly qualified teaching staff and on standards of excellence in the British and Spanish education we offer.

Our academic approach, and school environment, are designed and developed to respond to the times we live in. We have our eye on the future, as evidenced by our unique BiBac® system, which complemented by our excellent results in IGCSEs, helps our students to secure places at the best universities in the world (Imperial College, Yale, ICADE...).

Student life

Life in British Council School is inspired by London dynamism. Music, expressive arts, science, literature, sports and public speaking events fill the school calendar.

We know that every child is unique, and it's our mission to offer an integrated value-based education, exploring a variety of opportunities to achieve the child's full potential. We focus on strengthening self-esteem, creativity and talent, and encouraging students to explore their freedom responsibly along with a very strong community service programme.

With our Family System, each student forms part of a 'Family', which encourages a sense of belonging and helps to develop strong social and interpersonal skills.

Student profile

Around 90% of our students are from Spanish families, but increasingly this number includes a significant group of bi- and multi- cultural families with a variety of backgrounds. Our student body is diverse, and represents over 35 nationalities. The vast majority of our students join our school at the age of 3 and stay with us for the duration of their school life, until they leave for university at age 18.

Our School is therefore the ideal option for families who are interested in an outstanding learning experience following the British educational system, in a stable, bilingual and bicultural learning context, and who have a view to fully intergrating into Spanish society.